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Dr. Robert Thompson

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Adjunct Professor

PhD, Global Leadership and Organizational Management - Indiana
MBA, Marketing and Management - Syracuse

Dr. Thompson’s  professional career has been with Fortune 500 companies that focus on construction and building products in senior executive positions.  Specifically: United Technologies (Carrier Corp and Otis Corp), Siemens,  and Stanley-Black and Decker.  In these roles he has had broad domestic and international P&L experience. During this period,  he traveled and worked in all the major continents. He also has experience as an entrepreneur having founded a company that manufactured and distributed products into North and South America in conjunction with a joint venture partner in Switzerland. 

His PhD is in Global Leadership and Organizational Management and his  dissertation topic focused on strategic decision making and innovation comparing construction industry leaders in the USA and Switzerland.  He has an MBA in Marketing and Management from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science  degree in Industrial Management. Additionally, he has several certificates in strategic management, brand management, digital marketing and leadership. Dr Thompson has  considerable experience teaching at the MBA and Doctoral level.

Dr. Thompson is  originally from Ottawa, Canada and attended university on an athletic scholarship. He is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys playing softball, hockey and golf.  He lives in the Austin, Texas area with his wife although they have also lived in several other domestic and international locations.